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The Suffolk ram is the leading commercial domestic terminal sire in the UK and Ireland. Suffolks produce an excellent early lamb with great muscling and marbling to deliver the taste, flavour and texture demanded by today’s consumer.

Because the Suffolk can deliver in a variety of environments and isn’t adversely affected by hot summers and associated respiratory problems found in some breeds, commercial farmers are becoming more reliant on the Suffolk ram as many other breeds struggle to perform in the hot conditions. Traditionally a terminal sire, more and more farmers are also using Suffolks for their maternal qualities.

Introducing Suffolk genetics into a commercial flock can only benefit financially, a faster finished lamb, with excellent muscling and marbling makes perfect financial sense. So whether your business is prime, store or breeding lambs, Suffolks continue to deliver for the producer, the processor and the consumer.

Highlighted Commercial Testimonials

Raggiewhaite Farm consistency with Suffolks

Raggiewhaite Farm consistency with Suffolks

The hybrid vigour of Suffolk rams with our mule ewes gives a good thriving get up and go lamb. Julie Anderson-Roskell farms at Raggiewhaite Farm Lockerbie with the help of her husband (Philip Roskell) Daughter (Dawn Anderson) Son (Scott Anderson) Daughter’s partner...

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Essie Flock – 40 years of Excellence

Essie Flock – 40 years of Excellence

The Essie Flock aim for strong, fertile rams that produce lambs which are easily lambed and fast growing. Irene Fowlie, husband Jim and daughter Gillian farm at Adziel, Strichen, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. The home farm consists of 1550 acres owned and 700 acres...

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Suffolk Ewes – Exactly What is Required

Suffolk Ewes – Exactly What is Required

The Suffolk female out of the Mule ewe is exactly what we require in a commercial female David and Isobel McAlpine (T/A J.J. & M Dunlop) have farmed at Mayfield for fifty years, the farm is light land with an annual rainfall of 30 inches and 350ft to 800ft above...

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Bentley Suffolks – Focusing on Results

Bentley Suffolks – Focusing on Results

We focus on improving the important traits required to achieve results for commercial prime lamb producers The Bentley Suffolk flock is based at Lodge Farm, Atterton, Nuneaton and owned by Charles and Matt Harding with the help of their respective wives Jan and Ellie....

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Suffolks at Godolphin Newmarket

Suffolks at Godolphin Newmarket

Suffolk genetics are fundamental to the success of a large commercial sheep enterprise at Godolphin Newmarket. The Flock was introduced to Godolphin by Stud Director, Liam O’Rourke in 2005 to improve the sward quality across the Stud land. Flock Manager Dan Phipps...

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Signet Recording Scheme

Signet Breeding Services provides genetic evaluations to livestock producers to help them identify sheep and cattle with superior breeding potential. Read more for further information on the Performance recording with Signet.

Sensory Testing

A recent independent Descriptive Sensory Test carried out by Ulster University has thrown up some great results for the Suffolk Breed. Read more to see why Suffolk sired lamb is #1 for taste

Contact

Suffolk Sheep Society Ltd
Fenaghy Road
Galgorm, Ballymena
Co. Antrim
BT42 1FL

Phone: +44 (0) 28 2563 2342
Fax: +44 (0) 28 2563 2342

Chief Exec: robinmcilrath@suffolksheep.org
Accounts: accounts@suffolksheep.org
Enquiries: enquiries@suffolksheep.org

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